Essays by readers
In response to our request for essays on appetite, we received many compelling reflections. Here is a selection.
God’s labor, our deliverance
Isaiah doesn't politely, abstractly compare God to a mother giving birth. The text suggests that God squats and pants and bellows like a moose.
Central American women seek asylum
Last year, the U.S. took thousands of "family units" into custody at the southern border. Nearly every woman cites violence as the reason she fled.
Ministry counselor Ross Peterson
"People sometimes come in guarded and defensive. But they want to be understood, and they want to minister well."
The politics of a higher law
Throughout history, people loyal to a higher law have been responsible for much violence. Should we reject appeals to a higher law?
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